Cheeky Monkey Hazy IPA

East Coast IPA

WA Good Food Guide Beer Of The Year 2020

The weekly sum of new 2020 releases can challenge the purchase decisions of even the most "checked in" beer fan, so the arrival of a new core range beer seems almost gleefully avant-garde or, at best, blindly optimistic, even if it’s hazy. And that would be the case here, if there wasn’t a longer story at play.

Supertubes East Coast IPA, originally a collaboration with Cellarbrations Carlisle and The Dutch Trading Co, arrived just shy of Valentine’s Day this year, after considerable research and at time when the Cheeky Monkey team may have secretly considered they had missed the haze train. However, by playing the long game, turbid pours continued to gather momentum, and the brewery issued variations on the theme under the Surf Break Series, quietly listening, reviewing and adjusting each new batch.

Only now the curtain falls to reveal the core range Cheeky hazy, an East Coast IPA with repeatability, consistency and scale in mind – perhaps unsexy terms in the entropic world of haze, but most punters should be thankful for the effort.

So, where did 18 months of research and development land? A lot closer to where they started with Supertubes than expected. There’s big passionfruit, pineapple and orange, with faint pine, grapefruit and Strata berry influence, while lightly lilting carbonation makes this feel like a fruit-laden summer punch.

Guy Southern

Published October 12, 2020

Cheeky Monkey

4259 Caves Road
Margaret River
WA 6285

Brewery: (08) 9755 9555; Rest: (08) 9755 5555
Open Hours

Caves Road venue:
Sun to Thurs: 11am to 5pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 6pm
Vasse Tap House:
Thurs & Fri: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: 2pm to 6pm

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